Chaetomium Kunze, Mykologische Hefte (Leipzig) 1: 15 (1817)

Index Fungorum number: IF 953

Chaetomium is a cosmopolitan genus with more than 150 species (Index Fungorum 2019). Special characteristics of Chaetomium are ascomata covered with hairs or setae, clavate or fusiform or sometimes cylindrical thinwalled asci, lack of paraphyses before ascomata mature and 1celled,
brown or grey
brown ascospores with germ pores (Zhang et al. 2017, Jayawardena et al. 2018).